Mississippi State baseball: Complete 2020 projected lineup and preseason grades


Mississippi State has the offensive firepower, defensive playmakers and pitching depth to make a run at Omaha for the third year in a row if some of its young arms mature as hoped. With that, the Bulldogs have earned the No. 10 spot in D1Baseball.com’s preseason top 25.

Below are a few facts to consider when breaking down the 2020 Mississippi State club:

2019 record: 52-15
RPI: 4
Coach (record at school): Chris Lemonis (52-15, 1 season)
Ballpark: Dudy Noble Stadium (13,000)
Postseason history: 38 regionals (active streak: 4), 11 CWS trips (active streak: 2)

MSU FALL REPORT: How the Bulldogs are preparing for the 2020 season

In this preview of Mississippi State’s 2020 season, we’ve graded the Bulldogs in each characteristic of the game: Hitting, power, speed, defense, starting pitching, bullpen and experience/intangibles. But before we begin, let’s present our projected lineup for Mississippi State in 2020.

Mississippi State’s projected lineup

Pos. Name, Yr. AVG/OBP/SLG HR RBI SB
C Luke Hancock, So. .326/.483/.419 0 14 0
1B Josh Hatcher, Jr. .321/.379/.500 3 21 3
2B Justin Foscue, Jr. .331/.395/.564

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